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Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in February.
I just finished a 3 day team match at chess.com and won (after my opponent resigned) and my rating went from 1429 to 1615 (+186).The game opening was a Sicilian and playing Black I chose to play the Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, an opening that is pretty new to me and that I know next to nothing about! I played it as I know my coach plays Sicilian as Black but she actually plays her own version of Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and I believe there is quite a difference between both these two openings?
I too need also to learn the Chess Mood Accelerated Dragon opening, but I was happy to do so well with an opening I know virtually nothing about! Now I am keen to learn this Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, as imagine how good it could be if I actually knew some theory of it!?
Well, that was the biggest rating increase I think I have ever had (+186) from a single game win. Anyone done any better?
I have been concerning this question for a long time. I know to play well this openings, thus not letting my opponents to take the initiative. On the other hand, I have studied many classic games, truly magnificent examples of how to fight them. ( I have to confess that my favourite chess player is Super Nezh).
When it comes to dragon, a significant drawback ia that it has a lot of sidelines and requires huge theoretical knowledge. People who are not helped by their memory would never choose it. In addition, although it is a solid opening with a monster bishop on g7, black's position can get unsafe very wuickly, if the one who's playing black is not able to handle the opponents initiative. Also, black is losing a tempo by playing 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... because he is playing d7-d6-d5 and not d7-d5 at once as in the accwlerated dragon. Of course, I love ro face the dragon since it leads to a tough battle.
On the other hand, someone who is playing the Najdorf should be very careful, and set defence as a priority. Furthermore, he should be able to handle potential weaknesses, especially the e6 pawn in Fischer Sauzin attack and english attack. The game is more positional with the closed variations and when black keeps the king on e7 square.
All in all, I have been in this dillema for a long time and I decides to publish it to see what you think. Waiting for your answers guys. ;)
Everyone of us weather asked this question or got from someone, right?
This article will put end to your confusion about this topic and will give you a good understanding which openings to choose.
If you have any questions, regarding to openings you play, feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.
For your success,
The mistake that costs title Champion of Thailand
Today finished Thailand Championship.
A very tough fight was going between one of our ChessMood PRO Members Thanadon Kulpruethanon and Tupfah Khunokaew, a very talented and underrated guy.
In the last round he was playing against my another student Prin, and in case of a win, Tupfah would win the tournament.
In this position, he played Qe5? A move that costs him the title.
Why white shouldn't change the queens?
1. The black king is not safe due to weak dark squares.
2. Queen + Knight is doing much better than Queen + Bishop.
3. Rook + Bishop work better than Rook + Knight
4. Bishop gonna be better than the Knight as the fight gonna be on two sides of the board.
To understand when to exchange pieces is a must-learn skill!
Anyway, great tournament by Tupfah and congratulations to the champion Thanadon Kulpruethanon!
Anyone want to participate in a tactics challenge? I was thinking % improvement on chesstempo over the course of 2 weeks? The goal being to promote working on tactics consistently. I don't know what the reward would be for the winner, but I would be willing to buy a t-shirt or something if we can get 5+ people to participate.
Hi chessmood family!
I'm a 2076 fide rated player and for the past 4 years I've been bouncing between 2000 and 2100. Every time I get to 2100 or close to, I start playing bad, for some months until I get all the way back to low 2000.
Latest example is 2019. I started with 2001 rating, and after 6 months I had 2113, where every tournament I had a performance between 2150-2300, and the lower ones like 2150 I always played horrible in the last half of the tournament. Now I lose to 1900 and 2000 players, and my games are just bad. And I'm slowly going down again.
Do you have any tips to stop getting in the wrong mood? I'm guessing that's the reason I can't get a steady rating. Please let me know if you want more information.
Another step-by-step course is uploaded ????
This time - how to play against Philidor defense.
Covered all the lines:
✅Main line with ed4
✅Larsen line with g6
✅Hanham Variation (old lines)
✅Modern Philidor Defense
Special thanks to our Grandmasters team for keeping the high-quality standard for our courses that we initially put when launched ChessMood????
This course would be possible to make in 1 day (as many educational platforms do and sell with nice marketing words).
We have spent a few months...
The course is available here ⤵️
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This is the shortcut to get where you want.
I started to record a new course about how to get an advantage against Philidor Defense.
The 1st section is ready.
If you have any questions, feel free to post it here.
With best wishes,
P.S COGRO! (Constant Growth)
Hi GM Avetik, I think there is an improvement in the move order for Black in Carlsen - Radjabov with 11...exd4 instead of 11...b4. The point is that after 12. Qxd4 b4 13. Nce2 bxa3 White no longer has the strong Re3 maneouver because after 14. Ra3 d5! 15. Re3 is met by Bc5. So he has to go back with 15. Ra1 (Rc3 seems risky) Nxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 and Black has 2 Bs, White's Kside is open, and Ne2 is pinned at the moment.
If 13. Nce2 bxa3 14.b3 or bxa3, then Nxg4 wins a pawn because of ...Bf6 threat.